There is no better time than now for letting` go of what no longer serves you. If you feel like you’re experiencing change on radical levels, you’re not alone. The world is waking up. And many of us are rapidly evolving as old ideologies continue to crumble.
And if you want to evolve into that person you’re supposed to be and own the shit out of who you are and what you came here to do…you’ve got to let go of whatever it is that no longer serves you.
When you begin to let go of whatever no longer serves your evolution…you can start to focus on the things that will. Letting go of the bullshit that no longer works creates space for what does. To move forward, you’ve got to leave some things behind.
And whether what no longer serves you is a relationship, a job, or a tendency towards negative thinking, you’ve got to let it go before you can own who you really are and step into your own magnificent power.
How to Begin to Go of What No Longer Serves You
Get in Touch with YOU
First things first.
Before you can even think about letting go…you’ve got to go within. The better you know yourself, the easier it is to identify what no longer serves you. There are countless ways to get in touch with yourself, and embracing what resonates with you to do so can be of tremendous benefit as you begin to let go what no longer serves you.
Make a conscious effort to sit in stillness. There’s seriously nothing like a regular mediation practice to help you connect more deeply with who you are. Just five or ten minutes of meditation each day can help you identify the things in your life that no longer resonate with the truth of who you are. Shit will come up that you’d likely rather not see. That old “the only way out is through” adage? It’s real.
Let yourself get real honest with yourself. What are you still doing that no longer serves who you are? Are you still broke and constantly worried about money? Drinking more than you know you should to numb what you don’t want to face? In a relationship that’s meh but don’t want to leave it because you don’t think you could do better? Always picking the wrong partner and wondering why it never works out?
Getting in touch with who you are underneath the picture you’ve painted of yourself will help you to realize what it is you could stand to let go of. Without taking a good look at who you are (and being completely honest with what you find), you’ll never be able to release what isn’t working.
Make a Daily Effort to Release Any Negative Energy You’re Holding Onto
We all store energy on a subconscious level that is either negative or positive. You can think of it as an accumulation of the things that have happened throughout your life. If we’re not conscious about releasing the negative experiences however, this negativity can end up taking over.
Negative thinking, low self-esteem, destructive behavior, difficulties in relationships, and substance abuse problems are but a few ways accumulated negative energy rears its ugly head.
Letting go of what no longer serves you involves making a conscious effort to release the negative energy you’ve accumulated in your life. And we’ve all got it on some level. When we choose to start to release it, the negative aspects of ourselves begin to dissipate along with it.
There are countless ways to release negative energy that’s stored in the body. Engaging in some gentle movement is awesome in assisting blocked energy to freely flow. Doing yoga a few times a week can be profound in helping you let go any negative energy you’re carrying…and it will make you feel amazing in the process. Listen to music that raises your vibration. Get outside in nature. Repeat positive affirmations until they become a part of how you regularly think. Give thanks instead of complaining.
As your awareness begins to shift, you’ll find you’re more aware of the negative thoughts you regularly think. The key is to recognize these thoughts, be aware of them without passing judgement, and let them pass. Redirecting negative thoughts when they arise is crucial for releasing the negative energy they contain.
Gently Release Any Relationships No Longer Meant to Be
We’ve all got relationships we could stand to let go of.
A big part of letting go of what no longer serves you is honoring yourself and the people in your life. If a relationship isn’t working anymore, you owe it to yourself (and the other person) to let it go. It could be a friend, a lover, a family member.
Releasing this person from your life doesn’t mean you don’t love them anymore. And it doesn’t mean there has to be some big blow out when you let them go for good.
It means that you’ve found the strength and courage within yourself to honor what is best for you and the other person. It means you’ve come to an understanding that this relationship has served its purpose and you’ve learned the lessons this person was in your life to teach you.
Letting go of the people we love isn’t the easiest thing to do, even if we know it’s the best thing for us. I held onto a relationship with one of my “besties” for years before I changed enough and found the strength inside to finally realize how toxic it really was. And I’ll always love her and wish her the best but honoring myself and letting go of the relationship has been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.
Try shifting your focus from any stress or fear you might feel to gratitude and love for what this person once brought to your life. Bless the relationship for what it contained, and then cut the cord to any attachment you still have.
Consciously Letting Go of Who You Aren’t
When you take the steps to consciously become aware of the person you are, it’s a little easier to let go of who you no longer are.
Learn to go of what no longer serves you so you can embrace the things that do. Let yourself discover what’s meant to be on your path rather than just accept life for what it is.
Want to really own who you are?
It requires patience, surrender, and a willingness to accept where you’re at right now in the present moment. Respect yourself enough to take a good look at your life and walk the away from the job, relationship, or bad habit that keeps you from owning who you are in this one brilliant life we’re all living.